"I think we're very short into the season but if these guys are cooking like this now, imagine what they're going to be doing in 60 episodes. It's crazy so we're excited with that."
The judge and season four winner added: "They're raw, they're very passionate, they're very willing to learn and I think that's what I think excites us the most. It's going to be a really good season."
Now, the first trailer for the upcoming season has been released and we can finally get to know some of these talented stars.
Keep scrolling to meet the first batch of the 2021 cooks.
"My cooking style it's a bit like my face - not refined at all."
Brent compares his cooking style to his face - "not refined at all."
A self-taught chef, this contestant grew up eating meat and three veg, but has learned on his own how to give his dishes that je ne sais quoi.
"I found a passion that I didn't know was there."
"The Bengali cuisine that I carry with me has been passed down from generation to generation."
Hailing from a big family of cooks, food has had a big part in Kishwar's life.
"The Bengali cuisine that I carry with me has been passed down from generation to generation. I've always taken a little creative license with it," she admits in the trailer.
Minoli lost her sense of taste at 31 - but it only made her stronger.
At the age of 31, Minoli lost her sense of taste but when it returned, her cooking skills were transformed to a new level.
"It's given me a whole new insight into flavour and an understanding of food that I never had before."
Could Therese be following in Reynold's footsteps?
Part Taiwanese, part Burmese, part Chinese cook Therese has one specific foodie passion.
"I love cooking French pastry," she admits in the trailer.
Elise's love language is food.
Self-confessed feeder Elise says her love language is food.
"I want to make people happy, I want to make things beautiful."